"Who says, 'Why do I rob banks? Because that's where the money is," Dr. Faulkner asked. He said his brother went to Pakistan because "that's wehre Osama is."
The current trip was roughly Mr. Faulkner's sixth to Pakistan since 2002, Dr. Faulkner said. The physician said he drove his brother to the airport, and that MR. Faulkner wasn't carrying any weapons when he boarded the plane. "He did not have a sword, although that is his weapon of choice in Pakistan," said Dr. Faulkner, who said he thought his brother obtained the sword in Pakistan."
Of course, this approach to counter-insurgency in the Af-Pak region does have historical precedent in recent US military history: